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Creative thinking and innovation toolkit

Course summary

This one-day course first covers some basic theory and background, clarifying what the world of 'creative thinking' and 'innovation' looks like. It then looks at principles, practices and tools around creative thinking in particular. There will be opportunities to apply the tools and techniques and practice running creative thinking sessions and being a creative thinker yourself, giving you a creative thinking toolkit to use in the future.

Creative thinking is a course for anyone and everyone. It doesn't matter what organisation or industry you are in, what your job title, role and responsibilities are, what your age or gender is and whether you think you are naturally creative or naturally not! (By the way, everyone can be a creative thinker). It will still work for you.

Course dates and location

This course takes place at the Centre's Central London training suite with easy access to tube and mainline rail stations. 

Please note: we allow a maximum of three people per organisation on our Individual training courses.

Our next available course dates for individuals are:

  • 6 September, 2017 — 20% off

This course starts at 10am and will finish by 4.30pm. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Alternatively, we can deliver this course at your venue, for your team, on a date and time that suits you. If you have four or more people who would like to attend this course then group training could be the most cost-effective option. Contact one of our Training Coordinators on 020 7490 3030 or email for more information and a quote. 

  • Course outline

    Creative thinking is about the generation of new ideas through stimulus and tools, environment, interactions and facilitation.

    During the day you will cover:

    • your personal objectives for attending
    • your personal challenges - tips and solutions
    • the definition of creativity and innovation
    • creative thinking in the wider world
    • creative thinking in the world of work
    • basic psychology - how the mind works
    • mental state, socks and filters!
    • brainstorming:
      - rules
      - practices
      - principles
      - physical environment
      - people
      - facilitation
      - tips
    • creative thinking tools
    • problem-solving tools
    • practical examples and exercises
    • practical opportunity to facilitate
    • creative thinking toolkit to take back to the workplace
    • a year of free support
  • Who is this course for?

    The course is for anyone who; wants to improve their creative thinking; who thinks they are not a creative thinker but wants to be one; or who wants to facilitate creative thinking in their team or workplace. The Centre works with people from all sectors including the public sector, voluntary sector, corporate sector and private sector.

  • What will this course help me do: learning outcomes?

    By the end of the workshop, you will have learned several really simple tools for creativity and innovation which will easily and efficiently stimulate creative thinking in yourself and your colleagues. You will also understand some basic principles around encouraging and maintaining creative thinking in your workplace. You will have had some fun and gained confidence in your own ability to come up with bright ideas and useful solutions. You will also become practiced in facilitating brainstorms. Finally, you will hopefully go away with clarity and some answers to your personal questions.

  • Other courses to consider

    The Centre runs a wide range of management courses.

  • Course fee
    • £345 plus VAT small charity price (applies to registered charities with an annual turnover of less than £3m)
    • £445 plus VAT not-for-profit price (applies to all other charities and all other not-for-profit organisations, including public sector and housing)
    • £495 plus VAT standard price (applies to all other organisations)

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